Infinity Blade II launches, dominates the App Store

If you had plans for the weekend and they didn’t involve spending a lot of time on your iOS device, you may like to change them. Infinity Blade II has just been launched on the App Store, and within just a few hours, already topped best-seller lists around the world.

A follow-up to last year’s ground-breaking Infinity Blade from ChAIR Entertainment, Infinity Blade II once again combines addictive gameplay, seriously impressive visuals, an impressive deep storyline and of course the Unreal Engine, to deliver yet another blockbuster experience to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

This time around, there are more new locations throughout the 3D environments, an evolving game world packed with new enemies and bosses (and new rewards and treasures for defeating them). The “mysterious, timeless adventure” that is Infinity Blade II throws in some new weapon classes and fighting styles alongside more role-playing elements – and because it’s all usign iOS 5, it’s also got iCloud functionality included, meaning you can play with different profiles on one device, saving your progress to the cloud so you can pick it up later on.

Donald Mustard, creative director at developer ChAIR Entertainment, explains:

With ‘Infinity Blade II’ we wanted to not only deliver a thrilling sequel to offer something new for fans but to also push handheld gaming even further with a unique new experience specifically tailored to iOS gamers. We’re thrilled to see the early critical acclaim that has greeted the release of ‘Infinity Blade II’ and hope gamers have a blast playing, too.

The game is out right now as a universal app, compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3 (16GB+) and iPod touch 4. It’s in the App Store for $6.99.

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I know it’s early days to be talking about “once you’ve finished the game”, but if you’re the sort who’ll play Infinity Blade II from start to finish, there is still hope for you after you slay the last boss: A digital novella, written by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. You can pick Infinity Blade: Awakening up right now, from the iBookstore.

…and there’s still more! Infinity Blade: Official Soundtrack is available right now from iTunes, Amazon, Zune and Amazon on Demand. The album combines the original music from both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II, so you can get your fix even when you’re doing something that keeps you from playing. See, ChAIR and Epic really do have you covered.

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